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Bioterrorism-Disaster Preparedness Resources

Bioterrorism Books
Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Care Books
Ebooks
Journals
Selected Web Links


Bioterrorism Books

The following books are available for loan* from the Medical and Research Library, Texas Department of State Health Services, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1955, Austin, TX 78714-9347, (Physical address: Medical and Research Library, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Moreton Building M-652, Austin, TX 78756), Phone: 512-776-7559, Fax: 512-776-7474, or Email: library@dshs.texas.gov.  

*Library books are available for loan to local/state health department personnel in Texas only. The Medical and Research Library is unable to loan books to the general population. Thank you!

Advances in biological and chemical terrorism countermeasures. 2008. DSHS call number: WA 295 A244 2008

Anthrax by Theresa M. Koehler. 2002. DSHS call number: WC 305 K77a 2002

Anthrax in humans and animals. World Health Organization. 2008. DSHS call number: WC 305 A628 2008

Before the swarm: Guidelines for the emergency management of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks. 2008. 

Biohazard: The chilling true story of the largest covert biological weapons program in the world, told from the inside by the man who ran it by Ken Alibek. 1999. DSHS call number: QW 300 A398b 1999

Biological and chemical terrorism: A guide for healthcare providers and first responders by Raymond S. Weinstein and Ken Alibek. 2003. DSHS call number: WA 295 W424b 2003

Biological, chemical, and radiological terrorism: Emergency preparedness and response for the primary care physician by Alan L. Melnick. 2008. DSHS call number: WA 295 M527b 2008

Biosafety in microbiological and biomedical laboratories (BMBL), 6th ed. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020.

Biosurveillance: Efforts to develop a national biosurveillance capability need a national strategy and designated leader. General Accountability Office. GAO-10-645, June 30, 2010.

Bioterrorism preparedness: Medicine, public health, policy by Nancy Khardori. 2006. DSHS call number: WA 295 B616 2006

Bioterrorism: Psychological and public health interventions by Robert J. Ursano, Ann E. Norwood and Carol S. Fullerton. 2004. DSHS call number: WA 295 U82b 2004

Bioterrorism sourcebook by Michael R. Grey. 2006. DSHS call number: WA 295 G844b 2006

Bioviolence: Preventing biological terror and crime by Barry Kellman. 2007. DSHS call number: WA 295 K29b 2007

Encyclopedia of bioterrorism defense. 2011. DSHS call number: WA 295 E56 2011

Haddad and Winchester's clinical management of poisoning and drug overdose. 2007. DSHS call number: QV 601 H126 2007

Hospital epidemiology and infection control, 3rd ed. 2004. DSHS call number: WX 167 M469h 2004

Infectious disease and national security: strategic information needs by Gary Cecchine and Melinda Moore. 2006.

Infectious disease surveillance. 2007. DSHS call number: WA 110 I43 2007

Interstate planning for the strategic national stockpile: Experiences in five regions by Steve Curren. 2005. DSHS call number: WA 295 C976i 2005

Laboratory safety manual, 4th ed. World Health Organization. 2020.

Microbial threats to health: Emergence, detection and response. 2003. DSHS call number: WA 110 M626 2003

Microorganisms and bioterrorism by Burt Anderson, Herman Friedman and Mauro Bendinelli. 2006. DSHS call number: QW 300 M626 2006

The nation's health, 7th ed. 2003. DSHS call number: W 84 N277 2003 (Note: Part IV is on preparing for terrorism, including biological terrorism.)

Pandemic: Tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond by Sonia Shah. 2016. DSHS call number: WC 100 S525p 2016

Pandemic influenza: Emergency planning and community preparedness. 2009. DSHS call number: WC 515 P189e 2009

Preparing for biological terrorism: An emergency services planning guide by George Buck. 2002. DSHS call number: WA 295 B922p 2002

Public health issues in disaster preparedness: Focus on bioterrorism. 2001. DSHS call number: QW 300 P976 2001

Public health response to biological and chemical weapons: WHO guidance. World Health Organization, 2004. 

Quarantine stations at ports of entry: Protecting the public's health. Institute of Medicine. 2006. DSHS call number: WA 295 Q1 2006

Smallpox: The death of a disease: The inside story of eradicating a worldwide killer by Donald A. Henderson. 2009. DSHS call number:  WC 590 H496s 2009

Terrorist threats to food - guidelines for establishing and strengthening prevention and response systems. World Health Organization. 2008.

WHO outbreak communication guidelines. World Health Organization. 2005

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Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Care Books

The following books are available for loan* from the Medical and Research Library, Texas Department of State Health Services, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1955, Austin, TX 78714-9347, (Physical address: Medical and Research Library, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Moreton Building M-652, Austin, TX 78756), Phone: 512-776-7559, Fax: 512-776-7474, or Email: library@dshs.texas.gov.  

*Library books are available for loan to local/state health department personnel in Texas only. The Medical and Research Library is unable to loan books to the general population. Thank you!

Are we ready? Public health since 9/11 by David Rosner and Gerald E. Markowitz. 2006. DSHS call number: WA 295 R822a 2006

Case studies in public health preparedness and response to disasters by Linda Young Landesman. 2014. DSHS call number: WA 295 L256c 2014

Climate change and human health: risks and responses by Anthony J. McMichael. World Health Organization, 2003. 

Collective trauma, collective healing: Promoting community resilience in the aftermath of disaster by Jack Saul. 2014. DSHS call number: WA 295 S256c 2013

Communicable disease control in emergencies: A field manual. World Health Organization, 2005. DSHS call number: WA 110 C734 2005

Communicating emergency preparedness: Strategies for creating a disaster resilient public by Damon P. Coppola. 2009. DSHS call number: HV 551.2 C785c 2009

Crisis standards of care: A systems framework for catastrophic disaster response. 2012. DSHS call number: WA 295 C932 2012

Death in large numbers: The science, policy, and management of mass fatality events. 2011. DSHS call number: WA 295 D285 2012

Developing cultural competence in disaster mental health programs: Guiding principles and recommendations. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, 2003

Disaster's impact on livelihood and cultural survival: Losses, opportunities, and mitigation by Michele Companion. 2015. DSHS call number: WA 295 D611 2015

Disaster mental health: Theory and practice by James Halpern. 2007. DSHS call number: WA 295 H195 2007 MHSA

Disasters and public health: Planning and response by Bruce Clements. 2009. DSHS call number: WA 295 C626d 2009

Emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured, 10th ed. 2011. DSHS call number: WX 215 A512 2011

Emergency public health: Preparedness and response. 2011. DSHS call number: WA 295 E53 2011

Enabling rapid and sustainable public health research during disasters. 2015. DSHS call number: WA 295 I59 2015

Environmental health in emergencies and disasters: A practical guide. World Health Organization, 2002. DSHS call number: WX 185 E61 2002

The faces of terrorism: Social and psychological dimensions by Neil J. Smelser. 2007. DSHS call number: HV 6431 S638 2007

Flash floods in Texas by Jonathan Burnett. 2008. DSHS call number: WA 295 B964f 2008

Flood hazards and health by Roger Few and Franziska Matthies. 2007. DSHS call number: WA 30 F631 2007

Guiding principles for feeding infants and young children during emergencies. World Health Organization, 2004.  DSHS call number:  WS 115 G947 2004

Handbook of disaster research. 2006. DSHS call number: HV 553 H236 2006

Handbook to practical disaster preparedness for the family, 3rd ed. by Arthur T. Bradley. 2012. DSHS call number: WA 295 B811h 2012

Health promotion in practice. 2006. DSHS call number: WA 525 H434 2006 (Note: This book contains two chapters on disaster preparedness.)

Hospital emergency response teams: Triage for optimal disaster response by Jan F. Glarum. 2010. DSHS call number: WX 215 G547h 2010

Introduction to emergency management, 5th ed. by George D. Haddow. 2014. DSHS call number: WA 295 H127i 2014

Introduction to public health, 4th ed. by Mary-Jane Schneider. 2014. DSHS call number: WA 100 S359i 2014 (Note: The 4th edition contains a chapter on emergency preparedness.)

Koenig and Schultz's disaster medicine: Comprehensive principles and practices, 2nd ed. 2015. DSHS call number: WA 295 K78 2015

Landesman's public health management of disasters: The practice guide, 4th ed., by Linda Young Landesman and Rita V. Burke. 2017. DSHS call number: WA 295 L256 2017

Leave no one behind: Hurricane Katrina and the rescue of Tulane Hospital by Bill Carey. 2006. DSHS call number: WA 295 C273 2006

Management of dead bodies after disasters: A field manual for first responders. Pan American Health Organization, 2006. DSHS call number: WA 295 M266 2006

Managing spontaneous community volunteers in disasters: A field manual by Lisa Orloff. 2011. DSHS call number: WA 295 O72 2011

McGraw-Hill homeland security handbook: Strategic guidance for a coordinated approach to effective security and emergency management, 2nd ed. 2012. DSHS call number: WA 295 M147 2012

Medical response to terrorism: Preparedness and clinical practice by Daniel C. Keyes. 2005. DSHS call number: WA 295 M489 2005

Mental health and disasters. 2009. DSHS call number: WA 295 M549 2009

Mental health and mass violence: Evidence-based early psychological intervention for victims/survivors of mass violence by Elspeth Cameron Ritchi. 2002. DSHS call number: WM 31.5 R598m 2002

Muddy waters: The legacy of Katrina and Rita: Health care providers remember and look ahead by Lisa Tracy. 2007. DSHS call number: WA 295 T761m 2007

National incident management system. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 2008.

Novick & Morrow's public health administration: Principles for population-based management, 3rd ed. by Leiyu Shi and James A. Johnson. 2014. DSHS call number: WA 525 P976 2014
Note: Chapter 25 is on disaster preparedness and public health response.

Older people in emergencies: Considerations for action and policy development by David Hutton. World Health Organization, 2008.

Preparing for terrorism: Tools for evaluating the metropolitan medical response system program. 2002. DSHS call number: WX 185 I59p 2002

Preparing for the psychological consequences of terrorism: A public health strategy. 2003. DSHS call number: WM 172 P927 2003

Preventing and responding to sexual violence in disasters: A planning guide for prevention and response by Alisa Klein. 2008. DSHS call number: HV 553 K64 2008

Promoting community resilience in disasters: The role for schools, youth, and families by Kevin R. Ronan and David Moore Johnston. 2005. DSHS call number: HV 551.3 R768p 2005

Public health for the 21st century: The prepared leader by Louis Rowitz. 2006. DSHS call number: WA 540 AA1 R882p 2006

Public health management of disasters: The practice guide, 2nd ed. by L.Y. Landesman. 2005. DSHS call number: WA 525 L256p 2005

Social vulnerability to disasters. 2010.  DSHS call number: HV 553 S678 2010

Terrorism and disaster: Individual and community mental health interventions. 2003. DSHS call number: HV 553 T328 2003

Terrorism and public health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people, 2nd ed. by Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel. 2012. DSHS call number: WA 295 T328 2012

What happened to my world: Helping children cope with natural disaster and catastrophe by Jim Greenman. 2005. DSHS call number: 284 G814w 2005 ECI

Vicarious trauma and disaster mental health: Understanding risks and promoting resilience. 2015. DSHS call number: WA 295 V628 2015

Ebooks

HHS employees may access the following electronic books. Please contact library@dshs.texas.gov for information on how to access them.

Biosecurity interventions: Global health and security in question. 2008. (EBSCO)

Biosecurity: Understanding, assessing, and preventing the threat. 2013. (EBSCO)

Catastrophic disaster planning and response by Clifford Oliver. 2011. (EBSCO)

Crisis management: preparing for today's challenges by Michael J. Fagel. 2013. (EBSCO)

Disaster nursing and emergency preparedness for chemical, biological, and radiological terrorism and other hazards, 3rd ed. by Tener Goodwin Veenem. 2012. (EBSCO)

Disasters and vulnerable populations by Lisa R. Baker and Loretta A. Cormier. 2015. (EBSCO)

Emergency public health: Preparedness and response. 2011. (EBSCO)

Flood hazards: Impacts and responses for the built environment by Jessica Lamond. 2011. (EBSCO)

Hidden impact: What you need to know for the next disaster: A practical mental health guide for clinicians by Joseph P. Merlino, et al. 2010. (EBSCO)

Infectious diseases and bioterrorism by Stephen A. Berger. 2014. (EBSCO)

Living with hazards, dealing with disasters: An introduction to emergency management by William L. Waugh. 2000. (EBSCO)

Local planning for terror and disaster: From bioterrorism to earthquakesby Nancy D. Connell and Leonard A. Cole. 2013. (EBSCO)

New developments in biological and chemical terrorism countermeasures by Seshadri S. Ramkumar. 2016. (EBSCO)

Occupational and environmental health: Recognizing and preventing disease and injury, 6th ed. 2011. (EBSCO) (Note: Chapter 37 is on protecting disaster rescue and recovery workers.)

Practical healthcare epidemiology, 3rd ed. 2010. (EBSCO) Note: Chapter 22 is on biological disaster preparedness.

Public health management of disasters: The practice guide, 3rd ed. by Linda Young. 2011. Landesman (EBSCO)

Public health risks of disasters: Communication, infrastructure, and preparedness: Workshop summary by William H. Hooke and Paul G. Rogers. 2005. (EBSCO)

Terrorism and disaster management: Preparing healthcare leaders for the reality by K. Joanne McGlown. 2004. (EBSCO)

The Texas City disaster, 1947 by Hugh W. Stephens. 1997. (EBSCO)

Using social marketing for public emergency preparedness: social change for community resilience by Nancy Meyer-Emerick. 2015. (EBSCO)

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Journals

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

Health Security (formerly Biosecurity and Bioterrorism)

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

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Selected Web Links

Biological, Chemical, and Other Non-Nuclear Threats (Federation of American Scientists)

Center for Health Emergency Preparedness & Response (Texas Department of State Health Services)

Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Emergency Preparedness (National Safety Council)

Emergency Preparedness and Response (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Emergency Preparedness and Response (Food and Drug Administration)

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters (National Institute of Mental Health)

National Library of Medicine Web Links:
Biodefense and Bioterrorism
Chemical Emergencies
Disaster Preparation and Recovery
Radiation Exposure

Public Health Emergency (Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response - ASPR)

Ready.gov (Dept. of Homeland Security)

Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) (Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response - ASPR)

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External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.

Last updated April 20, 2021